Domenico is an Associate Professor of Chemistry in the First Year College at Victoria University. Over 2018 and 2019 he successfully led the implementation of Year 1 and 2 undergraduate Chemistry in block-mode format. He also introduced a novel laboratory-based approach to learning and teaching in qualitative organic analysis and pharmaceutical testing.

Domenico's educational research interests are in pedagogy, curriculum design and student learning as applied to block-mode and laboratory-based learning and teaching. Current projects, in collaboration with international block institutes, examine block-mode learning and teaching in STEM disciplines. Other projects include curriculum design using a laboratory-based pedagogy for learning and teaching in undergraduate Analytical and Organic Chemistry.

Domenico's applied research interests are in Analytical Chemistry and Separation Science. Current projects, with great agricultural application, look at developing sensitive methods of analysis for various phytohormones in biostimulants and to investigate the efficacy of these compounds in relation to plant growth.

Areas of expertise

  • General chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Environmental chemistry
  • forensic chemistry
  • separation science
  • chromatography
  • hyphenated techniques

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 8077

Publications

Refereed Journal articles

Conference Presentations

  • Caridi D, Bigger S and Smallridge A. (2019) Block-mode delivery of undergraduate chemistry: Eighteen months on. ACS Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA.
  • Bigger S, Caridi D and Smallridge A. (2019) A "Real-World" Approach to Qualitative Organic Analysis. ACS Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA.
  • Caridi D, Bigger S and Smallridge A. (2018) Block-mode delivery of undergraduate chemistry. ACS Fall 2018 National Meeting & Exposition, Boston, MA.
  • Bigger S, Caridi D and Smallridge A. (2018) Design Process for a First-Year Block-Mode General Chemistry Unit. ACS Fall 2018 National Meeting & Exposition Boston, MA

Research grants

  • Internal teaching grants from Victoria University (2007-2009), totalling $90,935
  • Internal teaching and research grants from Victoria University (2006-2019), totalling $1,034,112
  • Internal engagement grants from Victoria University (2008-2017), totalling $398,000
  • External engagement grants from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (2008-2017), totalling $158,000

Supervision

  • Current supervision of 1 PhD  and 1 MSc candidate
  • Supervised 5 PhD, 1 MSc and 30 Honours students
  • Co-supervised 1 PhD and 1 MSc student